Sunday, May 6, 2012
The skirt on me is a 100 times reused material. I was thinking how to make from that a desirable product so I thought about the artistic movement arte povera – “poor art”. I consider it as a forerunner of eco fashion and recycling.
Walking around the gallery of Pistoletto’s works at Cittadellarte, the artist points out his Venus of the Rags, 1967, a kitsch, glittering statue of a goddess enveloped by a dishevelled bundle of cloths. “It is the most representative work of arte povera as it brings together the beauty of the past and the disaster of the present,” says Pistoletto, who elaborates on the multiple messages inherent in the piece, alluding to the need to “follow nature, because nature is able to recycle everything. The work presents a practical solution for the future”.
Nikolina: skirt an attempt to improvise, jackets H&M and Stradivarius, tunic from the local designer-London, scarf s.Oliver
Photos: Erik Simonič
Posted by Nikolina at 20:44